Improved Douglas bowlers win match |

Improved Douglas bowlers win match

Staff Reports
Douglas High's Sean Dunkelman sped to first-place last Thursday during a Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom race at Kirkwood. Dunkelman, a senior, has won two of the league's three races so far this season. Douglas boys team also finished second by a 208-200 score behind North Tahoe.
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Josh Salie delivered a 529 series to help lead the Douglas Bowling Club to a 33.5-11.5 High Desert Interscholastic Bowling Program win over North Valleys last Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.

Salie, a freshman, rolled an average of 176 for three games that was 18 pins over his average as Douglas improved its season record to 3-2. His high game was a 225.

Ashley Ponsness, a junior who has only been bowling for five weeks, registered a 351 series (143-104-104). Ponsness had been shooting an 85 average prior to this match.

Other highlights for the Douglas squad included Morgana Veatch with a 399 series (148-143-108), an improvement over her 117 average, and Isabella Dickey shot a 375 series (140-105-130), an improvement on her 107 average.

Douglas resumes its season schedule on Thursday with a match against Damonte Ranch Thursday at High Sierra Lanes in Reno.

Panthers place third at Tahoe volleyball tourney

The Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School sixth-seventh grade volleyball team took third-place at the 21st annual South Tahoe Optimist Tournament this past weekend.

Pau-Wa-Lu compiled a 4-2 record on the Kahle Community Center court at Stateline during the two-day tournament. The Panthers defeated the South Tahoe Gold and Blue teams before they lost on Friday night against Carson Valley Middle School, 25-14, 25-22. The Panthers were knocked out of the championship bracket on Saturday, losing 25-23 in the third set, then defeated Churchill County Middle School in the third-place match, 25-15, 25-18.

Pau-Wa-Lu’s eighth grade team finished in fourth-place in its bracket.

Little League registration continues

Carson Valley Little League continues to accept online registration for its 2018 season and will take sign-ups on Jan. 31 at the Douglas County Community Center.

Sign-ups will be taken on Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the community center. To register online, visit the website, as a time-saving step. Anyone who registers online still needs to present an original birth certificate and proof of residency documents at one of the two remaining sign-up sessions.

Costs for the various divisions include $90 for T-ball (4-6 years of age) and $115 for Minor B (6-7 year olds), Minor A (7-10 year olds), Minor AA (8-11 year olds) and Majors (9-12 year olds). A discount of $10 per player is available for three or more siblings.

Call 775-450-5567 or visit the Carson Valley Little League website for more information.

Youth softball registration continues through January

Online registration is still being taken for the Carson Valley Fastpitch youth softball season.

Visit the organization’s website — — to register players ages 4 to 14. Three registration dates are set for the Douglas County Community & Senior Center: Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., Jan. 27 from noon-2 p.m. and Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

The age divisions are 6U, 8U, 10U and 14U (ages 11-14). Eligibility in each division is based on a player’s age as of Dec. 31, 2017.

Registration fees are $90 for players 4-6 years of age, $120 for 7-and-over with a maximum rate of $200 per family.

Coaches and sponsors are also needed for the 2018 season.

All-star travel teams are being formed in the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U divisions. Contact Joe Gooch at 530-210-1469 or for information.

‘D’ League basketball program continues

The Douglas High School Developmental (“D”) League basketball season will continue with sessions over the next two Saturdays.

Girls and boys in first through sixth grades are eligible for the program, a series of clinics that are being held from 9 a.m. to noon in both the large and small gyms at Douglas High School.

“D” League, presented by the Tiger Basketball Camp, originated in 1987 and is supervised by the Douglas High School boys and girls coaches and players. The program is directed by Douglas varsity coaches Corey Thacker and Werner Christen.

Each day typically consists of 90 minutes of player development drills and 90 minutes for games.

Each session will focus on individual skill development, basic understanding of team concepts and basketball rules.

The cost is $45 for two sessions ($35 for a sibling) or $25 for a single session. Registration will be taken at the door.

Openings still available for flag football league

Openings are still available for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department’s adult flag football season.

The deadline to register has been extended to Saturday and the season will begin later this month. The cost is $530 per team.

Call Scott Doerr at 782-5500, ext. 1, for information.

Planning begins for Kids’ Fishing Derby of June 2-3

Preparation has already begun for the 29th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby on June 2-3 at Lampe Park.

Sponsorships and donations are being accepted for the event, which attracted more than 1,200 girls and boys 3 to 12 years of age. There is no cost for children to participate in the derby, which operates as a 501(c)3 organization with a board of directors.

“The success of our last 28 years is due largely to the outstanding support we have received from the community,” noted board president Tyler Creel.

Every participant receives a gift and is eligible for prizes that are awarded for the largest fish caught in each of the seven sessions held over two days and for every tagged fish caught.

Contact Steve Hamilton, the organization’s fundraising/sponsorship chairman, at for more information.